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Fri22Sep2017Sun24Sep20177pm-11amMary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC The Sidney and Peninsula
Literary Festival, September 22-24, 2017 Join fourteen renowned Canadian authors who will engage book lovers with readings from their works, panel discussions, and writing workshops. For further information and tickets please visit www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca.
The Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival, September 22-24, 2017 Join fourteen renowned Canadian authors who will engage book lovers with readings from their works, panel discussions, and writing workshops.
For further information and tickets please visit www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca.
Sat23Sep201712:30pm - 4:30pmKelowna, BC
Michelle Barker, author of 4 books and a popular workshop presenter will show you how to organize your draft with strong elements of the structure. Join us at The Rotary Centre for the Arts.
The Word Guild - Okanagan/Shuswap
Sat23Sep20175:00 pmThe Rotary Centre for the Arts
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends; Elements of Structure presented by author of four books and popular presenter: Michelle Barker
Sat23Sep201710:00 pm204-450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
There are so many books published each year, both through self-publishing and traditional publishers. How does an author connect with agents, publishers and readers or get noticed in the ocean of social media posts? Gail Anderson-Dargatz will talk about approaches that have helped her books become national and international bestsellers.
Sun01Oct20172:00 pmMaple Ridge, BC - The ACT - 11944 Haney Place
Join us October 1st from 10:30am to 3:30pm at The ACT for a festival celebrating the written word. It's an all-day event complete with workshops, manuscript evaluations, and a lively discussion about reading and Canadian authors over afternoon tea.
There is no charge for workshops, manuscript evaluations or interaction in the lobby. Afternoon Tea tickets are available for $5 through The ACT.
Mon16Oct2017Mon20Nov20171-3:30 PMMcMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C.
Join this six-week workshop led by the Past President of the Storytellers of Canada, Marva Blackmore. Classes start on Monday, October 16 from 1:00 to 3:30 and continue every Monday until November 20. The registration fee of $175 includes ALL materials.
Register at www.eventbrite.ca
Tue17Oct20171-2:30 PM 103, 318 Wale Road, Colwood
This workshop explores how you can go beyond "artspeak" to present an open honest statement of your current work, or of the work you intend to do in the future.
Sat21Oct20172:00 - 3:30 PM 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo
This workshop explores how you can go beyond "artspeak" to present an open, honest statement of your current work, or the work you intend to do in the future.
The most honoured storyteller in the United States will mesmerize you with stories that will speak to your heart. Advance tickets available at the McMillan Arts Centre (250-248-8185) or on-line at www.mcmillanartscentre.com. Only $18.
Sat28Oct201710:00 - 4:00McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C.
Learn from the most honoured storyteller in the United States about the elements that build a story into a memorable reading or listening experience. This workshop will be of most interest to people writing either fiction or personal narrative or storytellers crafting stories for oral performance.
Register on www.eventbrite.ca. Registration Fee is only $150.
Sun29Oct20172:00 - 3:30 PM 2687 James street, Duncan
A workshop to inspire you to get going, help you find where to begin, and suggest how you can shape those memories. Whether it's for yourself, your children, or your grandchildren, it's so important to get the past recorded.
Fri03Nov2017Sun05Nov20175:30 PM - 11:30 AM Lizard Creek Lodge, Fernie
Retreat leader Naomi Lewis will lead two writing workshops, and (as long as you can resist the other amenities) there will be plenty of time to write. Participants will stay in beautiful condo style apartments, enjoy gourmet meals, and have access to an optional yoga class and a guided hike.
Thu09Nov2017Mon13Nov20177777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook, BC
Celebrate the Craft
November 9-13, 2017
This November, St. Eugene will host their second writers' conference gathering award-winning Canadian authors to lead three and four-day workshops for writers at all levels. The St. Eugene Resort is perfectly suited for this sort of working writing retreat. Running from November 9 through the 13, Remembrance Day weekend, the Conference is an opportunity for BC writers to study and benefit from nationally established writers and gather with like-minded peers.
The conference is a “working” conference with small groups of writers spending the time with a single leader. Writers present their work and the group makes specific comments on how the piece might be improved. The next day the process repeats. And a third day.
The comments, directed by the leader, come from peers. Everyone is seeking to develop a stronger writing craft. With the support and guidance of the leader, progress is tangible. There will be workshops in fiction/non-fiction, screenwriting, poetry, a manuscript review workshop for writers with a long piece under way and a Finding Your Voice session for emerging writers.
The workshop leaders bring depth and knowledge of writing to the groups. The poetry leader, Tom Wayman has over 20 published poetry collections, a novel and a couple of short story collections. Sioux Browning, leading the screenwriting session, is on the faculty of UBC and has numerous productions to her credit. Deryn Collier with her successful mystery series will be showing fiction/non-fiction writers how to develop and sustain tension in their writing. For emerging writers, Keith Liggett will lead his Finding Your Voice workshop.
The last day of the Conference, Monday, November 13, will be a Self-Publishing workshop. Special guest Randy Morse, former President of the Alberta Publishers Association, authors and small press publishers will take participants from a finished manuscript through putting a book on a bookstore shelf. From raw pages to readings, this day will be a must for anyone looking to self-publish and jump-start their book sales.
The St. Eugene Writers Conference is one of the new series of cultural events being held at St. Eugene Resort/. In late August, the resort hosted a Long Table Dinner in the courtyard. Over 140 guests enjoyed a multi-course dinner with paired wines.
Look for more regional cultural events in the future at St. Eugene Resort.
For more details on the St. Eugene Writers Conference:
Keith Liggett Jessica Britton
Conference Director Marketing & Digital Media Manager